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      And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

      Released May 10, 2013 1h 27m Comedy Drama List
      10% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 25% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The executive (Bruce Greenwood) of an advertising agency awakes in hospital but can only communicate via advertising slogans. A hospital official (Parker Posey) takes him into her home, where he helps her and her daughter mend their relationship. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Lou Lumenick New York Post A mild, toothless satire - a "Being There'' where there's barely any there there. Rated: 2/4 May 10, 2013 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times With the nimble Greenwood and a kinder, gentler-than-usual Posey in charge, "And Now" proves a thoroughly engaging lark. Rated: 3.5/5 May 9, 2013 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times To describe "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" as a one-joke skit stretched well beyond the breaking point isn't entirely fair, because when used ingeniously, which is very seldom, the joke lands. Rated: 2/5 May 9, 2013 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com A feeble story line with nonexistent conflicts and zero characterization, the one enjoyable moment in And Now a Word from Our Sponsor happens to be its opening montage of commercials. Aug 20, 2019 Full Review Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat And Now a Word From Our Sponsor may not be good to the last drop, but parts of it are finger lickin' good. Rated: 2.5/4 May 6, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member If you're an adaholic this movie is a side splitter. Line upon line the characters poke fun at the world of commercials that brings you your entertainment. If you don't watch the commercials you'll rate it 1 star. That's understandable. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Adan Kundle (Bruce Greenwood), CEO of a major advertising agency, is discovered unconscious in front of a wall of TVs. When he wakes in the hospital, Adan can only communicate through advertising slogans. There he meets Karen Hillridge (Parker Posey), the hospital's Head of Charity Foundation, who has a past history with Adan. Unable to stay in the hospital, and while waiting for long term care placement, Karen reluctantly decides to take Adan into her home for what is to be a few days. Through his ongoing and sometimes inappropriate slogans, Adan slowly begins to affect Karen and the dysfunctional relationship she has with her daughter Meghan. Karen gradually uncovers Adan's background and his antagonistic business relationship with Lucas Foster, the president of the advertising agency that Adan owns. As Lucas moves closer to taking over the agency by attacking Adan's mental capacity, Adan becomes more involved in helping Karen and Meghan mend their relationship... "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor" is more or less based on Bruce Greenwood´s screen presence whom is in a constant wacky, mentally-disjointed state just talking in advertising slogans. I assume the screenwriters thought it would be funny, but unfortunately it´s not. There´s simply no comedic value in my point of view. The character development is vague and the whole film looks like a tv production. The lovely Parker Posey tries her best to portray Karen, but there´s not that much to work with. There´s no real backstory explained, the general story isn´t fleshed out enough to make us care about the characters, and the magic realism ending feels just poor. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review walter m After having disappeared for a year, advertising guru Adan Kundle(Bruce Greenwood) appears just as suddenly in a hospital where except for the fact that he only speaks in advertising lingo he seems fine. Recognizing him, Karen Hillridge(Parker Posey) takes him home with her. Upon hearing about all of this, Lucas Foster(Callum Blue), Adan's former business partner, starts to worry that he may have to surrender some of his power. "And Now a Word from Our Sponsors" has a superb performance from Bruce Greenwood. And virtually no story or plot. Which is a shame because much could have been commented here about how evil advertising is or at the very least how we tend to speak in cliches in our everyday conversation. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tries but never happens. Even my indie idol Parker can't save it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Can't believe people wasted money to make this. I'm ashamed to say I actually watched it. Was hoping there would be some explanation. I wouldn't wish this attempt at an entertaining movie on the person/people I dislike the most. Cruel and unusual punishment. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member If the question was could they do a movie with one of the actors only touting slogans then the answer was NO. Utterly pointless movie with a minimalistic family struggle to give it some sort of plot like substance. Utter waste of time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The executive (Bruce Greenwood) of an advertising agency awakes in hospital but can only communicate via advertising slogans. A hospital official (Parker Posey) takes him into her home, where he helps her and her daughter mend their relationship.
      Director
      Zack Bernbaum
      Screenwriter
      Michael Hamilton-Wright
      Distributor
      Paladin, 108 Media
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 10, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 9, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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